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Category 6: Day of Destruction (2004)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  14 November 2004 (USA)
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Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.

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Tornado in Las Vegas. Heat in Chicago. Hail in Illinois. A snowfall and a storm force flows towards Chicago. It's just the beginning of a series of weather anomalies. The lights go off. People panic. A few courageous people are trying to solve the riddle of the infuriated nature and prevent mass destruction. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

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Tornadoes, hurricanes, blackouts...There is no shelter from this storm!

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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The two individuals staring out of the doomed Arch's observation windows are Craig Weiss (Visual Effects Supervisor) and Niel Wray, (Lead 3D Animator) of CBS Digital, one of two companies that created the Visual Effects for Category Six, the second company being Area 51. See more »

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When they arrive to meet the plane at the abandoned military airfield, the tarmac is dry and has a heat shimmer as the plane lands, yet they are only in the eye of the storm, so everything should be wet. See more »

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Tornado Tommy: Aw, come on. You're just jealous 'cause it's me here, not you.
Tornado Tommy: [Seeing Two Tornadoes Forming Over Chicago]
Tornado Tommy: I got twins over Chicago, Andy. Two giant beasts marching to the same drum.
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Over The Top Goofy - but still...
11 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sort of like a train wreck, I had to watch this and part seven. Very goofy, but had some interesting yet predictable plot lines.

The whole message of this series (at least the two parts I watched) seemed to be that we humans are bad, bad creatures. According to what I gleaned from these two parts: We and we alone caused global warming, should recycle more, should stop driving and should stop using so much energy. And of course, all energy companies are evil.

A very preachy series! Oy!

Some of the plots were predicable. Like Chandra West and Thomas Gibson in their obvious extra-marital affair, crisis with family, resolve issues during weather disaster.

Randy Quaid was a hoot as he more or less did a reprise of his "Independence Day" role as a whacked-out misfit.

A lot of the special effects were repeated in both 6 & 7 (like a skyline view of Chicago then a skyline of Washington, D.C., with the same carnage in the foreground - or a repeat shot of a power plant, one in Chicago, one in D.C.).

I had to suspend disbelief as the time-line of many of these events and scenes defied logic.

Overall – poorly written storyline with average acting and quirky special effects.


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